CARIMAC Students Applaud It!

Tuesday Social

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

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The fifth-annual Jamaica Observer Limited Applaud It! lunch series kicked off yesterday in the company's executive boardroom. Applaud It! is a “week-long initiative that provides a unique opportunity for industry leaders to meet the next generation exactly where they are at and guide them through an awesome experience that exposes them to social and dining skills”.

For the launch, Jamaica Observer Limited Managing Director Danville Walker hosted 17 students from the Caribbean School of Media and Communication (CARIMAC). He was joined by the company's head of marketing and advertising Natalie Chin, Financial Controller Donnalee Findlay, Logistics and Distribution Manager Christopher Johnson and Applaud It! conceptualiser and senior associate editor, lifestyle and social content Novia McDonald-Whyte.

During the three-course lunch catered by award-winning chef Celeste Gordon, the students had the ear of the attending Observer leaders. They engaged in frank dialogue on topics that ranged from fake news to the digital transformation of journalism to creating a credible personal brand. Walker imparted words of wisdom — “don't accept mediocrity as a standard” and “people pay money for people who solve problems” had the guests nodding in agreement. At the end of lunch, the students gathered around Observer leaders to cut the ceremonial Applaud It! cake created by Jamaica's queen of cakes Selena Wong.

The afternoon proved that the future of journalism in Jamaica is indeed bright. Tuesday Social brings highlights.

Applaud It! continues this afternoon with an NCB Insurance-hosted luncheon for students from John Mills Infant Primary & Junior High School.

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